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Man rescued from bay after Skyway jump, St. Pete Fire & Rescue says

A man who jumped Friday morning from the Sunshine Skyway was pulled from Tampa Bay by passers-by and transported to a hospital with injuries, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue said.

The man, who was in his 40s, was taken to O’Neil’s Marina at the north end of the bridge, the agency said.

Emergency units responded about 11:10 a.m., and personnel from Fire Boat 11 evaluated the man before he was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, the agency said.

The Skyway carries Interstate 75 traffic across the bay between Pinellas and Manatee counties. The main span is about 180 feet above the water’s surface.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a follow-up investigation.

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